Sunday, 23 May 2010

Visit by Daman Singh, daughter of the Prime Minister of India

On Friday, we were delighted to welcome Daman Singh, the daughter of Professor Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India. She visited the Library to look at its collections with Shailaja Fennell of Jesus College. Daman Singh's father, Professor Singh, graduated in economics from St John's College in 1957. She was particularly interested to see the final year examination papers for 1957 which her father took, and also the minutes of the Marshall Society meetings which he attended regularly. She asked to see, and was intrigued by the Phillips machine, built 60 years ago to demonstrate a model of the economy using tanks, pipes, and valves with coloured water pumped by a motor salvaged from a Lancaster bomber. She left with a copy of the final year '57 examination papers and a Marshall Library mug for the Prime Minister.

A quiet week with an average of around 50 students, max 62, in the Library , compared with 92 the previous week.

Examinations start on Monday 24th May, good luck to all our students!